Clark Gable has been known as The King of Hollywood through the ages. He had charm and charisma which entered the hearts of many women. A brief bio of his life as an actor.
Clark Gable, also known as The King of Hollywood, has entered the hearts of many women both on and off stage with his charm and charisma. He was quite the ladies man but his heart only truly belonged to one woman, actress Carole Lombard next to whom he is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.
William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio and died on November 16, 1960 of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California. This was shortly after finishing his last film, "The Misfits", with Marilyn Monroe.
At the age of 14, he dropped out of school working odd jobs until the age of 17 when he joined a small theatrical stock company. He worked in stage productions until 1924 when he went to Hollywood and worked in the movies as an extra. It wasn’t until after being in the movie "Painted Desert" in 1931 that his movie career was launched. That year he made 11 movies.
While he was not eligible for the draft because of his mature age during World War II, Mr. Gable enlisted as a private in the United States Air Force. He graduated as second lieutenant from Officer’s Candidate School and served in the armed forces as a captain until 1944 when he requested to be relieved of duty because he would never be considered for combat.
Once he was out of the service, Clark Gable returned to Hollywood to resume his acting career. Although Mr. Gable acted in over 90 films throughout his acting career, the movie "Gone With the Wind" is the one that gave him the popularity that he still holds today.